The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Open door
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.
Overwhelmed with work
By Anthony Brino 07:59 am February 13, 2015
The threat from hackers affects all business, but healthcare providers face the additional threat of fines for failure to comply with HIPAA regulations. These fines are no mere speeding ticket.
Next steps sign
By Bernie Monegain 10:09 am February 06, 2015
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is calling on Congress to add its influence and energy to the push toward nationwide healthcare interoperability.
Capitol building
By Erin McCann 10:43 am February 04, 2015
Some 1,200 health IT professionals packed into the Washington Hilton this week for the 2015 ONC Annual Meeting. The focus this year? Interoperability, standards and big data.
Glenn Tobin, of The Advisory Board Company weighs in on interopeability.
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am February 02, 2015
ONC's draft plan for nationwide interoperability has sparked optimism from some quarters -- and a "wait-and-see" approach from others. We round up reaction to the roadmap.
By Erin McCann 11:13 am February 02, 2015
The Obama Administration is budgeting $215 million for what's being called the Precision Medicine Initiative -- a project White House officials say will "pioneer a new model of patient-powered research."
illustration of connected lines
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am January 30, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a draft roadmap today, outlining steps toward achieving interoperability on a "nationwide level by the end of 2017."
doc and patient with computer
By Erin McCann 12:50 pm January 29, 2015
After months of loud pushback from providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seems finally to be willing to loosen up its stringent reporting requirements, and looks ready to make changes to the federal EHR Incentive Programs.
confused man at laptop
By Neil Versel 11:13 am January 29, 2015
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable?
Thomas Mason, MD
By Bernie Monegain 03:00 pm January 28, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has hired a new chief medical officer, who officials say will take the reins starting Feb. 23.

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